From 2007 to 2012, the Saab 9-3 included the option of a 1.9 L turbo diesel engine, alongside the 2.0 L 4-cylinder and 2.8 L 6-cylinder petrol engines.
The 2012 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0t has a maximum power output of 147 kW at 5,500 RPM, while the 2008 Saab 9-3 TiD convertible has a maximum power output of 110 kW.
With a generally solid engine lineup, the Saab 9-3 can be good value if purchased at the right price, although examples may exhibit some fit and finish issues such as rattling trim. Used convertibles should be checked for sun-damaged upholstery.
The Saab 9-3 Viggen trim level has a claimed top speed of 250 km/h, and a 0 to 100 km/h acceleration time of 6.4 seconds, while the 2003 Aero has a top speed of 235 km/h and a 0 to 100 km/h acceleration time of 7.3 seconds.
Saab 9-3 models from 2012 fetch around $10,560 for the 9-3 Linear Sport 2.0T, and up to $22,100 for the 9-3 Aero 2.0TS.